What does career mean?

Definitions for career
kəˈrɪərca·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life history(verb)

    the general progression of your working or professional life

    "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

  3. career(verb)

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. career(Noun)

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  2. career(Noun)

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  3. career(Noun)

    speed

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  4. career(Noun)

    A jouster's path during a joust.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  5. career(Noun)

    A short gallop of a horse.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  6. career(Verb)

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Career(noun)

    a race course: the ground run over

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  2. Career(noun)

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  3. Career(noun)

    general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  4. Career(noun)

    the flight of a hawk

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  5. Career(verb)

    to move or run rapidly

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Career

    Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

How to pronounce career?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say career in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of career in a Sentence

  1. Rory McIlroy:

    It's awfully impressive, it's nice to get your major tally up and running at an early stage in your career. It's great to see, great for the game, and I'm sure there will be many more.

  2. Soleil Ewok Wheeler:

    I have noticed it's a male-dominated business. I know there was the belief way back that women were only good to be housewives and then men went out and had the career.

  3. Sophie Peters:

    Rather than the future career market being driven on talent or hard work or actual passion for the field, it seems to be divided based on who can afford to work for free when they're 20 years old.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    If the journey of study and reading cannot change and enhance the character and behaviour, towards disciplined and sober life and career, remains unworthy and odious.

  5. Tom Brady:

    There's nobody that has more respect for Peyton than me, outside of probably Peyton Manning-led parents and Peyton Manning-led brothers, if anybody can appreciate what he's accomplished, it's me, so he's just been remarkable in every part of his career. He's been a tremendous player.

Images & Illustrations of career

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